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Development ban on Navajo lands formally repealed (access required)

FLAGSTAFF - President Barack Obama signed legislation on Friday that officially repeals a decades-long development ban on the western edge of the Navajo Nation. The construction ban was lifted in late 2006 after the Navajo and Hopi tribes reached an agreement in a land dispute and a federal judge signed off on it. Tribal members ...

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